Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra Performing Monk, Mingus at Jordan Hall in Boston on May 25

The highly acclaimed NEC Youth Orchestra of the New England Conservatory is giving a final spring concert at Jordan Hall in Boston on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The NEC Youth Orchestra is led by Ken Schaphorst, chair of the Jazz Studies Department at NEC and founding member of the Boston Jazz Composers Alliance.

Schaphorst created the Orchestra in 2008 as a way to instruct talented high school musicians on the art of jazz.  It is open to pre-college-age trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion players.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

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